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ERIC Number: EJ1042609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Values, Choices, Responsibilities: Thinking beyond the Scholarly Place of Ethics for the GIScience and Technology Profession and GIScience
Harvey, Francis
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v38 n4 p500-510 2014
To help ethical issues gain traction in geographic information technology education, this article proposes that the education of GIScience and technology professionals go beyond abstract scholarly ethics to applied approaches based on practical wisdom. The main point for educators made in this paper is that applied ethics' focus on values, choices, and responsibilities helps students and professionals understand the significance of knowledge and science, their potential contributions, and possible roles--values, choices, and responsibilities. An interpretation of Aristotle's practical wisdom as moral skills and moral wills provides the foundation for developing pedagogical strategies including Davis' seven-step approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A